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About Us

FOY Life was inspired by a life changing diagnosis. We had a choice to either let the effects of not living a life in balance, set the ground work for how we would live the rest of our life, or instead choose the path towards health, awareness and light.

We passionately decided to build a community that not only assists in the healing process, but encourages personal responsibility to maintain and advance well-being. These alternative healing therapies have been instrumental in the complete reversal of damage that was done when not focusing on longevity.

As children, wellness was not a topic spoken about or part of our educational system. We weren’t taught to put ourselves first, nor reflect internally on what was best for us to live a long and healthy life.

We now understand the need for alternative healing options and education, at all ages, that can encourage sustainable progress in the healing journey.

We decided to bring the most effective healing options and educational opportunities together in one convenient location. By doing so, we are offering a space to allow comprehensive coordinated care in a community of healers where we work together to focus on all our needs.

We are passionate about inspiring others to live their best life and we’re excited to simplify the journey towards health, wellness, longevity, and a Fountain of Youth (FOY) Life for everyone through our teas, therapies, education, and community.

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  • "With the combination of medicinal teas and the newest alternative healing therapies, you will improve your life."

    Mark C, Agoura Hills, CA

  • "FOY Life's expertise, education, and guidance will help get your body, mind, and spirit back in balance. Your experience with alternative healing will be life changing!"

    Nancy P, La Quinta, CA

  • "Following FOY Life's Medicinal Tea recommendations, you will be able to reduce your depression, stress and anxiety in no time."

    Jeff A, Thousand Oaks, CA

  • "What is better than being able to drive to just ONE location where you can get all your healing requirements met. FOY Life will make your life so much easier."

    Robyn B, Westlake Village, CA

  • "FOY Life is the only health center -- ever -- where you will be recognized by name, remembered, and valued with every visit. You will no longer just be a body known only by your digital ID. You will feel like you belong to the entire FOY Life family and that your well-being matters. What a difference FOY Life will make in your life!"

    Kate M, Encino, CA

Our Amazing Team

It is with pleasure and privilege that we offer some of the most talented and experienced artists in our community and together we look forward to bringing balance to your life.

Deanna Farnell

Co-Founder

"Remember that your health is most important"

- Deanna Farnell

Deanna is the Chief Visionary at FOY Life. Her vision is to help people create a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond traditional health fads and quick fixes. It’s about creating a community that offers full-service health and wellness solutions to promote the body’s own healing capabilities in a warm, nurturing environment. Deanna is a licensed CPA with 25 years of experience growing companies from the ground up. She was recognized as the 2018 CFO of the year in Los Angeles County, just before her diagnosis. She is proud of this accomplishment but even prouder to realize that work does not define her and the person she wants to become through her own healing journey. She lives with Jeff and they raise their children together in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Jeff McGinley

Co-Founder

"Learn how to get high on life naturally"

- Jeff McGinley

Jeff is the Chef at FOY Life. His passion is helping people learn about food and teas to achieve health and wellness. He believes everyone is capable of taking care of their own health needs, but also wants others to know they have a strong support system at FOY Life to lean on if and when needed. Jeff is the architect of FOY Life’s learning initiatives. His goal is to provide a place where health is a lifestyle “journey” not just a destination. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the Health and Wellness industry.

Amanda McNutt

General Manager

"First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, DARE ~ Walt Disney "

- Amanda McNutt

Amanda was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in her early twenties. A former collegiate athlete, it was difficult for her to cope when she was suddenly living with zero energy. Researching her condition she was able to put her illness on the back burner with clean eating. This perked Amanda's interest into other channels of holistic healing. She quit her teaching job and immediately went to massage school. Today Amanda is a CAMTC licensed massage therapist, NASM certified personal trainer, Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist, and Kinstretch instructor. She is currently taking courses in Nutrition, Yoga Anatomy, Aromatherapy and Corrective Exercise. She uses all her skills to help create a place of healing at FOY Life.

Olivia Paige Sill

Office Manager

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ~ Mother Teresa"

- Olivia Paige Sill

Olivia is so excited to bring her experience to FOY Life. She has been helping small business owners in the area over the last 10 years grow their business by providing excellent customer service and connecting with the community. Olivia has a certification through NASM for personal training, nutrition certification, and yoga license. She understands that we all have different demons or diseases we are battling and loves to help people be the best version of themselves by learning to live with grace, positivity, and forgiveness. She loves the ocean, meditating, cooking, baking, good humor, traveling, nature.

Justine SanFilippo

Energy Healing/Nutrition

"Helping people find their balance in Mind, Body and Spirit"

- Justine SanFilippo

Justine is a Certified Energy Master, Certified Health and Wellness Coach and has herMasters in Nutrition. Justine is the author of the book “Lose your Inches Without Losing Your Mind! - 10 Simple Weeks to a Slimmer Waistline and a Healthier You,” which you can find at FOY. After losing 45 lbs herself, she found her passion for helping others achieve their health and weight loss goals by understanding nutrition and what works best for them. She also helps clients on a spiritual level with energy healing sessions to help balance their mind, body and spirit. Justine enjoys teaching others about how to navigate their spiritual path and wants to reassure them that all this “weird” stuff is normal! She loves to help her clients cleanse and clear their energy, release emotional blocks, and guide them on their life path.

Melissa Paulo

Yoga Instructor/Sound Healing

"I hold the space, you are the healer"

- Melissa Paulo

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca, Melissa currently reside in the Topanga area. She believes in expansion, growth, and is always inspired by her love of travel and exploration. She has had the opportunity to visit many beautiful parts of the world, but one of the greatest journeys she has embarked on is the journey within. This path also led her to Meditation, Yoga & the power of Sound Healing. The trajectory of her life has and continues to unfold in unforeseen ways since she made the choice to complete her yoga teacher training at Inner Power Yoga and now, she is so grateful to teach classes of her own. Her intention is to share the wisdom and practices she has and continues to learn as she grows and evolve personally and spiritually. Her hope, is that it will aid in inspiring you on your own unique path into the luminous inner peace and joy available within.

Lisa Rauschenberger

Energy Healing

"May your hands be an extension of your heart, and may you do the work of love with them ~ Aja Monet"

- Lisa Rauschenberger

Lisa knew she wanted to become an Energy Practitioner after first feeling the effects of it’s calm and peaceful energy in a yoga class. This energy helped her body and mind heal after a difficult year of contracting the shingles, and having hip surgery within months of each other. She feels pulled to share this wonderful healing modality, helping others to “unkink” a stagnant hose of energy. Give yourself the gift of self care with a “soul massage”. You are worth it.

Doris Mullen

Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist

"Stepping through the threshold of the unconscious mind invites new potential"

- Doris Mullen

Doris has a master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology, facilitating clients in uncovering issues that have been deeply buried. She uses a variety of approaches including dreams and images as well as popular cognitive behavioral therapy to move toward healing. Doris is married, has two adult children and understands that moving through life’s stages and shifting roles can be challenging. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and has served on the board of a local chapter for 2 years. She loves to paint, hike with her dog Hunter, have a meal with friends, and read by the fire.

Barbara Wood

Massage Therapist

"Never, never, never give up"

- Barbara Wood

Barbara Wood is a highly experienced massage therapist who began her career in 2002 in Ojai, California. Her first job was working in a Chiropractic office, where she learned a variety of skills from both chiropractor, fellow massage therapists, and an endless parade of clients in need of serious body work. In 2013 she returned to Ojai School of Massage to take extended courses on body work. There, she received certificates in deep tissue and sports massage, pregnancy massage, hot stone massage and cupping. Barbara has always had a keen interest and curiosity in the functionality of human anatomy. Barbara was, and continues to be, involved in athletic endeavors. Swimming, running and rowing have been a constant in her life. She strongly believes her athletic experiences have been crucial in her success as a massage therapist.

Cassidy von Kronemann

Massage Therapist

"If everything around you seems dark, look again. You may be the light. ~ Rumi "

- Cassidy von Kronemann

Cassidy lives by the philosophy of leaving every place, person, and thing better than you found it. This belief and her own personal healing journey led her to become a massage therapist & chakra balancing energy healer. She also uses Dr. Sue Morter’s Energy Codes to help assist those wanting to release any negative energetic patterns trapped in the subconscious mind and body. Cassidy’s massage is intuitively guided, energy infused, detail oriented and restorative. Getting a massage is like writing a love letter to yourself! If you’re looking for a sign that you deserve to relax, heal and receive the love you keep trying to give everyone else...This is it! Embark on your self love journey and come get a personalized healing massage and a cup of organic tea at FOY!

Janean Cook

Yoga Instructor

"Yoga is when every cell of the body sings the song of the soul ~ B.K. Iyengar"

- Janean Cook

Janean’s path of yoga has been a journey of learning, unlearning, self discovery, self care and healing over the last 15 years. She believes it begins with movement and breath, leading to the deeper layers of the authentic self. That’s where the healing begins, that’s where the magic begins.

Taylor Linquata

Holistic Wellness Admin

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters ~ Audrey Hepburn "

- Taylor Linquata

Every day I wake up, take a sip of coffee and say today is going to be a great day. I believe that you get out of life what you put into it. I have a passion for skincare and am working towards going to school to become an esthetician. After a long day my favorite way to relax is watching TV with my boyfriend and our dogs.

Emma Cairo

Nordic Music Magic

"There is deep wisdom in our ancestors’ practices. Let’s reconnect with them and with nature."

- Emma Cairo

Emma is an intuitive & professional singer, a vølve (a Nordic sorceress) & a certified energy healer. She is inspired by her roots; the spiritual traditions of the North; Seiðr & Galdr – what we today call Nordic shamanism. Emma grew up in Denmark, raised by a Norwegian mother who worked as a therapist and who practiced . Emma’s father was a jazz musician, and Emma gained an interest for both music and spiritual teachings early in life. After moving to L.A. in 2007, Emma started singing professionally in bands in China & Egypt, as well as Las Vegas. When back in L.A. she felt called to work with energy, and she became an energy healer. During a shamanic journey workshop in Sedona, Emma realized she had to use her voice and music for healing and magic.

Emma Dewing

Yoga Instructor/Sound Healing

"We are all just walking each other home ~ Ram Dass "

- Emma Dewing

Emma Dewing is a sound healer, singer, and yoga teacher with over 450 hours in yoga certifications. Emma's path to healing started when she found herself sick and struggling after her ballet career was cut short due to a injury, with all these contractions in her life she was left feeling lost but through the power of sound, yoga, meditation and community what was once her biggest contraction became her biggest expansion. Emma's purpose is to help you reconnect to your heart centered self with the same tools that brought her back home to herself.

Alejandro Tobon

Sound Healing/Breathwork

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ~ Dr Dyer"

- Alejandro Tobon

Alejandro was born in Panama in a very rural area. Having lived in Panama and Colombia, a fresh start was required at the tender age of 13. In this beautiful melting pot, lots of new ideas started to flow! He attended California Healing Arts College in 2009 for massage therapy certification. . Since then yoga has become a lot more than just a physical practice. Many aspects of the yoga attracted him, including the physical practice which made him become more proficient in anatomy and physiology, and the pranayama aspect of the yoga pushed him to become breathwork certified in 2015. Eventually he decided to complete his 200 hour yoga teacher training at IPY and finished it in early 2020. The journey is just now beginning!

Krista Tendero

Esthetician

"Beauty is Light in a Heart that Shines through the Face"

- Krista Tendero

Krista has always held a joy and passion for both beauty and science. Combining techniques to purify the skin, calm the nervous system, and aid in lymphatic drainage while deeply nourishing, your skin will experience a whole new breathe. Her patients melt in the facial bed as she uses her knowledge and sensitivity to transform. With a heart for inner healing she opens the senses to a full experience of renewal and radiance. Having known the heart ache of not feeling comfortable in her own skin, to the contrasting peace of being healed, Krista provides a compassionate, uplifting service from beginning to end. Assisting individuals in obtaining health, in their own skin, is her joy.

Luis Alberto Paniagua

Energy Healing/Breathwork/Massage

"Give nurture to the inner world & experience the shift of the outer world"

- Luis Alberto Paniagua

Luis is a California native and a gifted Frequency Elevating Artist. He believes in the power of shifting energy in the physical, emotional & spiritual body.He began his spiritual/energy work after an open heart surgery in 2017. A mechanical aortic valve has given him a second chance at life at the age of 30. Specializing in: Energy/breath work, Massage Therapy, Spiritual Tattoos.

Gary Shiaman

Yoga Instructor/Music Therapy

"Find your rhythm and flow"

- Gary Shiaman

Gary teaches a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, focusing on smooth, flowing sequences to help increase strength, flexibility, and fluidity of the breath. His classes are accompanied by the soothing sounds of various live instruments, including crystal bowls, chimes, and steel tongue drums to aid in relaxation and restoration of the body and mind. Music has always been a deep passion for Gary, and his studies in composition and music therapy greatly effect his teaching style and outlook on life. He feels there is a natural rhythm and flow for everything, and finding that for one’s self, both on and off the mat, is key in creating peace and contentment for one’s self and others. Both yoga and music have been vastly influential in helping him on his path and he is grateful to share their healing benefits with all who come into the room and onto their mats.
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